Environment Canterbury is delighted to have an ongoing association with the Ballance Farm Environment Awards as a Regional Partner.
The Canterbury Regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards provide an opportunity to recognise leadership socially, environmentally, financially and sustainably on farm.
The Awards recognise and celebrate that best practice on-farm management is good for business and good for the environment.
By reducing the adverse effects on the environment we enhance not only our social and cultural well-being but help ensure the long term sustainability of our farming industry.
The best way to achieve this is through working in partnership with the communities in the Canterbury region and by continuing to support the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
The on-farm field days held following the awards’ conclusion are a particular highlight for us as they are a celebration of excellence in farm management and provide a useful demonstration for farmers to learn new approaches. We commend each entrant, and all those involved in running the awards for their hard work in promoting sustainable farming practices.
Dame Margaret Bazley, ONZ, DNZM, Hon D.Lit,
Chair of Commissioners